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04-04-2011, 09:06 PM   #1
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difference between pentax 18-55mm lenses?

Is there a difference between the pentax DA 18-55 AL kit lens that shipped with my K100D-Super in early 2008 and the pentax DA-L 18-55mm kit lens that will ship with the new Kx I just ordered?

Isn't this the second revision of this lens since 2007/2008?

04-04-2011, 09:17 PM   #2
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Optically, there are only two versions of the lens: the 18-55mm AL and the 18-55mm AL II. The II launched in 2008, so just check if there's a "II" designation in red on your K100's lens. If not, then you still have the original.

The DAL and DA WR versions (which are the only ones currently being produced) are optically identical to the II, which is significantly better than the original.

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04-04-2011, 09:34 PM   #3
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Only diff with the new DA L is some construction differences (compared to the DA II), you could safely sell the old lens. Maybe keep the old hood .

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